Millions of people across the globe rely on the trusty search bar for all of their information needs, including travel plans and general knowledge about the world and different countries. Google, the world’s favourite search engine, has been collecting data from its searches and compiling it. And thanks to Google Trends, the curiosities of the world are visible for all to see as the search engine giant reveals the favourite search terms of every country in the world.
These following countries may have vastly different preferences when it comes to searches, but they do have one thing in common – they’ve all peaked the highest level of interest from the rest of the world. What is it about these countries that intrigues internet users enough to dip into the pool of Google’s infinite knowledge and discover all they can about them? It’s not all about the size of the country: The United States, for instance, does not appear in the top fifteen most-searched list. In fact, it’s way down the list at number 23. Which country takes the top spot as the most searched on the internet? Read on to find out.
Note: The percentage next to each country name is its Search Volume Index (SVI). Google uses this for its data, referring to the total number of searches entered, relative to the total number of searches on Google over time.
15. China: 71%
China is officially the most populated country with over 1.3 billion people. It also remains a popular tourist destination spot, which may contribute to its being Googled so often. The Great Wall of China is one sight that many come to see, and that’s Googled frequently too. Cuisine and airline tickets are other significant terms that people search in relation to China.
Even those who don’t wish to visit the country are increasingly interested in China’s demographics, wildlife and manufacturing industry. Currently, China takes the 15th spot when it comes to Google country searches, with many people around the world looking for information on the powerful country.